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Jul 4, 2012 9:15am EDT
voice of america. steve redisch will join us. >> told phil talked of a leak types in different cities. berchtold he talked to a hold a wide range of people. explore the countryside here he wanted to and understand what makes american stick. he had read that americans were individualistic. he actually saw us as much more collectivist this. it seems hard for us to imagine. he saw the u.s. as a group of people who like to form associations. who wanted to always be with other people. after he went to the u.s., he saw the french as the individualists. from that, he concluded that he was going to put up his colossal statute. he was going to have to say something to people who understood themselves as a big group. as a society. as a collective entity. >> watch this whole event as part of our lineup. it includes a discussion on how social media has changed the news coverage. commencement speeches from new york mayor, cory booker, and he long must -- elon musk. that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> we had pulled into the spot that morning. >> the former commanding officer of th
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
the farm bill and it already passed the u.s. senate and a scheduled vote wednesday on a repeal of the affordable care act known as obama care following the ruling last week by the supreme court. it is sunday, july 8 and will begin with our focus on u.s. foreign policy and hillary clinton who is in tokyo today for a series of talks on the u.s./nato role in afghanistan or the next decade. will get your calls and comments about u.s. foreign policy generally and the performance of the secretary of state, hillary clinton specifically. our phone lines are open -- you can join the conversation on our twitter page and facebook. or send us an e-mail. there are a couple of articles related to the secretary of state and this one is from cbs news. she beat the former record held by madeleine albright. there is this from "the l.a. times." she was asked about corruption in the country. she said it is a major challenge to meet the standards of accountability and transparency. the exchange came during this unannounced stopover by the secretary of state. even if her words or encouraging, many i
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
available as the day progresses. but we wanted to make sure those of you who are starting your day with us knew about it. let's move to our question of the morning, which is about jobs creation. the number of proposals on both sides of still and the parties disagree about what the -- still and the parties disagree with what it is. let me show you a little bit of some of the stories in the newspaper this morning about on this economy p. this is "the washington post" this morning -- host: here's more from "the washington post" -- "new york times" this morning. economy remains soft and output and housing. data on home sales and factory production weakening u.s. commitment americans bought fewer homes in june than in may. manufacturing in the philadelphia region contracted for a third number of months and the number of americans seeking unemployment rose last week. we like to ask you, what's the most effective way to create jobs in this country? let's begin with a phone call from debbie, a democrat in philadelphia. good morning, debbie. caller: good morning. i notice yesterday with the outsour
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
be nationalized? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. or e-mail us -- "the new york times" has an piece today that says -- we would like to hear what you think about that. let's continue reading. some economists had a surprisingly different take it comes to the big fish in the economic pond. some found only way to preserve competition was to nationalize. this notion seems counterintuitive. this is a question a lot of newspapers, economists, and politicians asked back in 2009 when the economic crisis hit. now we're revisiting it, especially in the wake of the libor scandal in the uk. "forbes."e picece from when we look at the question of nationalization and what it means, what about to the archives and see what the questions were from 2008. in this article looks at what it means. and it means giving the government the power to control banks. this could mean taking control of the public shares to the power to pick and install new leadership at the bank. let's go back to the o"new york times" op ed piece that says basically of the barclays interest-rate
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2012 9:15am EDT
still are not buying vegetables and fruits. they still are buying what they're used to. opening a supermarket in isolation is not going to change people's eating habits. it has to be in tandem with other things such as education on nutrition and knowing how to cook food are not used to buy. it has to be a multi-faceted approach. a big part of the campaign is education around nutrition, what to do once you have access to these kinds of food. host: this is median earnings. guest: you do see differences for african-americans by gender. this side shows african-american males making about $37,000 is around all females. some of that may be related to occupation and back from. cynthia may want to follow-up on that if you have any other things to add. host: i was going to add a statistic from the economic policy institute on poverty rates. this looks at median earnings. this is another view of household income. it was steady. the black population, 27% of those reporting are at the poverty line. hispanic, 26%. a large disparity in black and white households on poverty statistics. guest:
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
and later nora from the center from a new american security discuss it is future of iraq after u.s. troops are with drawn. >> good morning in what is expected to be the final week for congress before the august recess and the party conventions, the farm bill and the bush era tax cuts will take up much of the debate in the house of representatives, the senate also in session congress expected to recess friday or this weekend. the president back on the campaign trail. meanwhile republican presidential candidate mitt romney is in israel delivers a speech in poland before he returns to the states. today marks the 100-day mark, 100 days before the general election with the party conventions getting under way next month and in early september three presidential debates, a vice presidential debate and countless ads on television and in the web. we'll begin with your comments on this campaign. as always we want to hear from you. you can also join the conversation on line. you can join us on facebook or send us an e-mail. let's begin with norl which points out the november 6 elections just
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
in mexico and what it means for the u.s. later, al jazeera english correspondent alan fisher talks about how al jazeera's english news network covers american news in the united states and around the world. "washington journal" is next. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: good morning, it is monday, july 2, 2012. right now you are looking at the shot of the pentagon in arlington, virginia, as we spend the first 45 minutes talking about recent changes to the role of women in combat. the department of defense recently opened up 14,000 military jobs closer to the front lines that have previously been closed to women. but critics are questioning whether the military have gone far enough. as we discussed those efforts of this money, we want to know what you think. give us a call -- a very good monday morning to you. we should note that congress is away from washington this week for the fourth of july recess, but it is still going to be an important week politically with the fallout from the supreme court decision a
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
to be joined by a major general will join us with an update from afghanistan, from on the ground there. here is "the washington post "report on the same story -- winston-salem, n.c., republican caller -- what do you think about american exceptionalism? caller: if you're asking the non-working group, this is a great country because they live off of food stamps, medicaid, free housing but if you ask a middle-class, working class people, it is a terrible country because all you are doing is paying taxes and supporting the ones who don't work. you don't have enough money to buy insurance. you make too much, they will get medicaid. don't have enough money to buy groceries but you make too much to get food stamps. if you ask rich people, it is a great country because they are blind to what the four and they are robbing the country and blind to the middle class not being able to make ends meet? host: how you feel? caller: i follow the middle class. i am struggling to pay insurance and than obama care comes out and i don't see how that will help. he makes himself look like he is helping the country
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
in virginia. whatever you want to talk about regarding the performance of your governor. by all means, give us a call, e- mail, or tweet. host: thank you. hooray for c-span. my governor is rick scott. i did not vote for him. i think he is doing a good program -- he is a good job. we have a program for future scholarships. the state will subsidize the education based on your grade point average. but that was what obama was trying to do with the tax reform as well. it is pretty ironic that when a republican doesn't, it is not ok. when a democrat does it, it is ok. those not in washington can find it online. the headline is a list of u.s. citizens. the federal government has agreed to let a lot enforcement database challenge the people's right to vote if they are suspected of it -- of not been u.s. citizens. your thoughts of how the governor is handling that? caller: unbelievably think that is the right thing to do. i am a republican, but across party lines. i think if you're not a citizen, you should not be able to vote. host: next up is of red in charleston. caller: i do not support nikki haley
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
, the government accountability of us and how federal properties are managed to maintain. "washington journal ♪ \ host: "the washington post" reports that a speech will be made that democrats will let spending cuts take place unless they drop their position. starting today, romney's kevin will talk to president obama accusing him of being a phony -- president obama -- mitt romney's campaign will talk about how president obama is being a phony. in 1996 there required those receiving welfare to receive benefits for only a limited time. the required recipients to eventually go to work. the current white house has proposed waivers tuesday to let them experience -- to experiment on how their programs operate. perhaps, some perspective on how your programs work. the number to call for our democrat line is 202-737-0001. the number to call for our republican line is 202-737-0002. the number to call for our independent line is 202-628- 0205. if you want to reach out to us on social media, you can on twitter. you can reach us as well. our e-mail is jornal@c-span.org here is a headline. host: that is
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. if you want to join us on social media, you can send us a tweet. you can also send us an e-mail. a poll about the said of the economy and one of the questions asked was the role washington should play. here is the right appeared this is from "the miami herald." >> again, the headlines, taking a role -- taking a look at what role government should take, whether robocalls and is helping or hurting the economy when it comes to helping it grow. that is what we will ask you this morning. if you want to mention the question, but then, you can give a call in one of three lines/party. is uncle sam helping or hurting the economy? this is from "the baltimore sun." the headline is "the american economy stuck in low gear." again, and uncle sam, helping or hurting the economy? here's the headline one more time. one of the take away from this is that 22% of democrats say that the government -- is that 72% of democrats say that the government should solve the economic problem. again, of sam, helping or hurting the economy? caller: the gop house is hurting the economy. the stimulus did not work. it ran
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
are a volunteer. you can see the numbers on your screen. you can also contact us electronically. that picture is from the new york times of mitt romney. this article is from the state journal in charleston, west virginia. it is an associated press story. again, we want to hear from you if you are volunteering for a political campaign or plan on volunteering or have in the past. we want to hear about your experience. we have put the phone numbers back on the screen. from the hill newspaper -- >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> everywhere i go, i meet people who represent the best of america. they are hopeful, hard-working, determined, and proud. the is americans are quiet heroes. raised strong families, run our factories, and grow our food. they coach little league and soccer and serve on the pta. our volunteers, they help our neighbors, and they dream big dreams. the vision, the values, the character, and the can-do spirit that you find in our small
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2012 9:15am EDT
and will talk about his economic policy, his decision to rescue u.s. automakers, and raise questions about mitt romney's business record. the president's town hall meeting near toledo, ohio will be live at 11:45 a.m. eastern time and you could listen on cspan radio. republicans today are sending bobby jindal and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty to some of the same towns along the president's tour. a warning from internet service providers and the fbi -- your web serving could run aground on monday if your computer is infected with a certain type malware. it is estimate some 64,000 computers in this country are still infected more than one year after this particular malicious softer was unleashed. those are some of the latest headlines on cspan radio. >> one of my favorite drugs to talk about is topamine which is in half of cows and half of pigs and half of turkey's. it is able to make animals grow faster. this particular drug is not withdrawn when it will come to the killing floor. when the animal is killed, the drug is in their. >> this weekend, martha rosenberg looks behind the food and
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
are the numbers to call? -- you can also find us online. here is the front page of "the times tribune" of scranton, pennsylvania. here is the the associated press version of the story -- scranton, pennsylvania is not the only city problem with its budget. we will look at a number of stories about cities and towns across the country. here is what out of kansas from "the wichita eagle." detroit, michigan is getting help from its brothers. money problems there, and questions about how many police can stay on the job. let's hear from you and how you would get city budgets under control. from our democratic line, from michigan, good morning. caller: good morning, i live maybe 50 miles from flint, michigan and maybe 30 miles from saginaw, michigan and every morning when i get up, i noticed there have been people that have died in fires and people who have been shot, several children shot and yet our police are laid off. our firemen are laid off and yet our administrators, i feel they should take pay cuts. i feel the city commissioners should take pay cuts. or maybe laid off and bring our firemen and pol
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
involved in the conversation, here are the numbers -- you can get in touch with us via social media -- we want to begin by showing an article that we got from "the hill" here to talk to us more about that on the telephone is carlo muniz, a reporter on "the hill." guest: thanks for having me. host: about this proposed work group the senator ayotte is shopping around the capital. does this sound like another super committee to fix what the other super committee could not fix? guest: in a certain sense, you are right. from my understanding, the working group the senator ayotte was gauging support for would really be focused on the one-year proposals that republicans in the house and the senate or looking at. senator ayotte along with senator mccain and senator kyl and senator rubio and others are looking at a one-year postponement of sequestration which is scheduled to go into effect early in january. rep buck mckean is looking at a similar program. i think the working group she was looking at, i don't think these working groups would tackle the entire sequestration issue the way the sup
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
in your opinions and here's how you can join us this morning -- host: as you can imagine, several polls were taken on the affordable care act and these polls take a look at the court as a whole, which is why we're asking you to weigh in conducted by c.n.e. -- cn zphrks o.r.c. here's one question. do you approve or disapprove of the way the supreme court is handling its job? at the time this poll was taken, overall, 53% say they approved of it. for those who disapprove to that, 43%. >> in general, do you think the current supreme court is too liberal? too conservative? or just about right? when this poll was taken, 30% said it was too liberal, 22% said it was too conservative, 46% of to the weighing in say it was just about right. some thoughts in mine as you call in this morning to give your assessment of the supreme court in light of its decisions, here's how you can do so. give us a call in one of three lines on your screen -- host: chris burton weighs in as well. he says nine uneelected politicians in robes. that's what his assessment of the court is. you can give your thoughts on on
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
: give us a call. parents can share their thoughts on this matter. teachers, give us a call at 202-628-0205. all other thoughts, 202-628- 0284. you can also join us on all other social platforms. a very good tuesday morning to you. and what to start with an article from "of washington examiner" this morning on the subject of paying students to attend classes. host: we want to know what you think on this subject of paying students to come to school. while you are calling in, want to get to the congressional schedule for the next four days before congress leaves town. we're joined by alexander bolton with "the hill." thank you for joining us. but congress is getting out of here on friday. they are faced with a looming government shutdown as they do not extend or do not have a new budget in place before september 30. but what is the new on funding of the government? guest: they are not going to take up any extended stop-gap funding. the funding for the government runs out at the end of the fiscal year. there was some thought that perhaps this could be taken off of the table as an issu
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
on their website. you can join the conversation by giving us a phone call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. and you can send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. host: our question to you this morning -- are you getting a vision from the president or mitt romney this morning? let me go back to what was said in "the l.a. times." "americans did -- today are not interested in sound bites. so far republicans are cycling tired of promises from the reagan era, and their words ring hollow. republicans have been saying this for decades but have never put it into practice. george w. bush left a legacy of debt from two unfunded wars and benefits to the wealthy. taking aim at the president, president obama has also failed to articulate what a second term would look like." again, from "at the l.a. times." are you getting the vision you want from your candidates? mitt romney, new hampshire, part of a bus tour that began about 1 1/2 weeks ago where he tried to articulate his view of the country. [video clip] >> for the last few years t
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
opinion. our phone lines are open. you can also join the conversation on our twitter page or send us an email. the question on members' personal health, how much should you know? 202-737-0001 for democrats. 202-737-0002 if you're a republican. you have a line for independents, 202-826-0205. a couple of stories related to this, first from the "chicago sun-times," former representative, now the mayor of chicago, rheaume emanuel, weighing in on all of this, saying don't rush jackson's return to congress. he added his voice, writes the "sun-times" for those representing privacy for an ailment most recently described as a mood disorder, and then poking fun at congress, why should he get back to work, congress does no work. the last time i checked, they had their second repeal of the bill, why rush? the story from the "chicago sun-times." house leaders offering support as jackson jr. treated for a disorder. spoker of the house john baners was asked about it yesterday saying we hope he gets well soon, and frankly, he hopes he gets back soon. the democratic leader in the house is nancy pelos
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
with -- you can check in with us through twitter. also, facebook.com. who'd you trust more on foreign policy? the washington post makes the mitt romney speech. the headline promises a foreign policy shift. we will hear from the republican candidate in just one second. mitt romney outlined american nationalism that calls for a more aggressive posture in confronting the rivals. host: here is mitt romney. [video clip] >> in an unapologetic believer in the greatness of america. i'm not ashamed of american power. i take pride that threat history our power has brought justice when there was a tyranny. peace were there was conflict and hope for there was affliction and despair. i do not view america as just one more place on the map, one more power to be balanced. i believe our country is the greatest force for good that we have ever known and our influence is needed today more than ever before. host: we will hear from the president in a moment. this they did dress was heard with vigor. that is the word date used. at one point, mitt romney even endorsed obama's plan. host: here is a little bit of w
CSPAN
Jul 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
of congress will join us this morning to discuss the budget and sequestration matters. and we want to hear from you during this first section of the washington journal. the numbers to call are on the screen. you can also contact us electronically. you can send a tweet. you can make a comment on our facebook page. or send an e-mail. this is in the hill newspaper this morning, this article -- now this is -- again, we want you to finish this sentence this morning on "washington journal" -- "spending cuts should/should not happen because --." we will start with an independent in lancaster, pennsylvania. john, what do you think? caller: yes, they should happen. budget cuts should be done. first and foremost, the defense department. it has doubled in the last 10 years. included in that or not included in that but under defense, nsa should be cut, homeland security should be cut, and oil subsidies should be cut. the defense department is the biggest waster of money in the government other than medicare. and medicare should be cut. cut by waste, fraud, and abuse. $70 million a year in waste right
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
it is worth the effort. when you think congress should go from here? you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites on twitter, fiscal -- facebook andy can you tell us at journal.cspan.org. some reaction already coming in on facebook on the health care repeal. one person writes it is a typical gop tactic. another person wrote, they did the right thing. he doesn't call. we want to hear your thoughts on the subject. we will be talking about it for the first 35 minutes. first, we want to talk about mitt romney who addressed the national association for the advancement of colored people. we will discuss governor romney's speech. colorado was governor romney received by the crowds ha? -- how was governor romney received by the crowd? . caller: - - guest: he made some statements he knew would not be received well in the room. he said he would be appealed in federal health-care law. -- repeal the federal health- care law. the booing was only a few seconds in a 22 minute speech. host: how has the romney campaign is on the? guest: i spoke with one of his senior advisers.
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
find us online. send us a tweet. join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span. or e-mail us. the new study is by the consumer federation of america. and the certified financial planner board. here's a story from "usa today covering it. that according to this new survey at. only 31% of americans have put together a financial plan, the .tory goes on to seay that was the same percentage in 1997. what do you think about your financial planning? are you ready for the future? do you have a plan that you have put together on your own or with professional? are you concerned about what awaits you in the future? here's a piece by nbc news. that's from this week. here's some information about saving for retirement by age, how it breaks down demographically. this story in the "usa today" says although attitudes have changed and concerns of prison, there is one constant, people who have a financial plan feel more confident about their financial future and report more success managing money. that is according to the ceo of the certified financial planner board. here are more statistics ab
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
projects are hurting u.s. strategies. here are the numbers to call to react to the story. host: you confine this online and send this a tweet at -- here's a headline in "the washington post." construction plans are criticized. here is what the piece says. "some projects may prove detrimental. the state department has committed about $1 billion." let's look at the top of the story and see what the report says. host: "the new york times" also looks at this story and says -- host: our first caller is a democrat in columbus, ohio. good morning. caller: good morning, america. i cannot believe we're still spending --so and the money over there. this unemployment for teenagers is the highest since world war ii. it is 7% teenage unemployment. look around the neighborhood and there are abandoned homes -- it is 70% teenage unemployment. the mood of america is something wrong. afghanistan is part of that wrong. we don't have the money to spend over there. have a good week, america. host: it would be expected in a war zone, according to "the new york times." host: is separate power line problem has not
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
also find us online at twitter. we can share that on the air. you can also join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span or e-mail us. host: here's our question for you this morning. what do you think of president obama's decision to push for a one-year extension of middle class tax cuts? here's the associated press reporting. the president is launching a push to extend tax cuts to the middle class as he seeks to shift the election year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness. obama in an address from the white house today will call on congress to pass a one-year of tax cuts for people making less than $250,000 a year. that's according to a senior administration official. the president's appeal to the middle class voters is aimed at drawing a contrast with republican rival mitt romney and congressional republicans. the house g.o.p. is expected to make its own push this month for an extension of all the bush era tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year, including on wealthier income earners. the president opposes extendi
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
if wealth is an impossible dream. if you can tell us why you think not, that would be great. there of the lines -- you can also reach out to us on social media. here are the results of the poll that was published by "the hill ." it says voters say wealth is now an impossible dream. looking at the specific results -- they were also asked about the level of income that makes a family wealthy. taking a look at statistics on u.s. income compiled by census figures for 2006-2010. there are the results of the poll, again, asking people whether they bought wells was an impossible dream. we are taking that and tasking you the same question. if you want to give us your response of the telephone this morning -- you can tweet us, if you want. and about 20 respondents before the start of our show on our facebook page. you can add to those thoughts as well. and during the course of the morning goes on facebook talk to each other about the issues. brooklyn, new york on the democrats' line. this is dorothy. you are up first. caller: good morning. i am proud to be a c-span member, to listen
CSPAN
Jul 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- or send us an e-mail. journal@c-span.org. here is how the story is playing out this morning. here is a photograph of mitt romney yesterday in cincinnati. the 2012 attacks intensified as battle prolines are drawn. "the washington times" -- both campaigns positively-at an earlier stage. during the 2008 race, president obama described a negative campaign as the refuge of candidates who do not have their record to run on. he now has a record in is going- on his republican opponent with a vengeance. from "politico" -- the dark heart of negative advertising. one reason so many campaigns contributions and on fighting negative advertisements -- the pleasure of elections is to say no to some person or ibm. the article is devoted to the areability that voter sos pulling leverage. many romney voters believe that obama is establishing a beachhead socialism and the ghost of bill clinton could be in d.c. host: here are some of the latest advertisement just released. we will begin with the romney campaign. [video clip] >> i am mitt romney and i approve this message. >> when a president does not
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
without violating the institutional rights and corporation of free speech and it is just simply using contract law. for example, if your corporation sells something to the federal government, then you're not allowed to donate to the federal government and that to a political campaigns and that would probably ban by probably 490 of the fortune 500 companies , lockheed, exxon, every company. you could just put it in contract law. but i don't think the politicians would ever do that. host: next up is a call from tucson, arizona. loretta, you're on the air. caller: hi. i just wanted to say that i don't believe people really are voting on the issues and i think a lot of the money in politics is going into negative ads. i know here in arizona, we're full of them with senate and the presidency and it seems like the issues are overlooked and things like the health care bill, people don't even know what's in it and they say they don't like it just because democrats did it. host: what are you thinking of the tenor of the ads? are you watching them? caller: the ones i've seen so far are pretty n
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the decision by close clothes designer ralph lauren to use clothes manufactured in china to clothe the u.s. olympic athletes. the story in the first 45 minutes, your thoughts on the larger idea of the term "made in america" and if it matters to you as far as things made in america and if you make an effort to purchase things only made in the united states or if it doesn't matter to you. here is how to respond. you can call on the numbers on t bottom of the screen. made in the u.s.a., does it matter. you can reach out on social media. twitr.com/cspan twitter.com/cspanwj. facebo facebook.com/c-span and journal@cspan.o journal@cspan.org. the larger issue associated with this decision by the clothing manufacturer ralph lauren to clothe the olympic team. garments made in china. here is a picture that set off this with four olympic athletes off what ng showing the designs will be. there is another picture for you as well. as far as the legislative reaction, it says now an american label has recognized opportunity and offered to make them here in the u.s.a. and in two weeks flat that would please
CSPAN
Jul 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
tax returns, saying they would be used by the obama's campaign's research. host: that is "the washington post" editorial this morning. from "the hill" newspaper -- host: he added, these are distracting from the issue at hand. it is the president not leading. and as a consequence, americans are hurting. at the point, an animated banner jumped to the stand to respond. they are not asking where the tax returns are. this is another side show intended to draw the american people's attention away from the real issue. the real issue is that the president's economic policies have failed. as a result, he cannot run on his record. this got to run on something else. whether it is the tax returns, bain capital, he will see every destruction known to man because the press and -- president cannot run on his record. we have already gotten several facebook comments on whether or not mitt romney should report his tax return. here is sean. let us spend our time trying to figure out what kind of person he is and how we makes decisions under pressure. and linda says if he does not, he understands
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Jul 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
that, your views of the law have changed. joining us as we start the discussion and asking the question and a much more formal way is frank newport, editor in chief of gallup organization and they did a poll over the last couple of days, several days after the supreme court decision, to find out some of the americans's attitude. guest: my pleasure, good to be with the. host: you write -- average americans are certainly in a better position than economists on how the legislation will affect the economy but their assumptions and perceptions have political repercussions nonetheless. it asked the question, what would it the economy. what did you find out question montego that is one of the key issues because the economy is a top problem in the country so the implications to the economy is important. we've found a tilt to the negative, nine points -- 46% said they thought the health- care law recently ruled constitutional by the supreme court would hurt the national economy and 37% said it would help. like a lot of the polling which has been done previous to the supreme court decision, there
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
the same weapons to use. third thing is when you think about it with 320 million americans in this country it's kind of amazing that this thing, does not happen more often. host: thanks for the call. again this headline from inside the "washington post." the president who was scheduled to travel tot west coast but stops in oregon, seattle, san francisco, and reno for the conventions will be leaving at about noon eastern time today from the white house to head to colorado before resuming his campaign appearances this week. mitt romney is off the campaign trail through the weekend. he is back on the west coast this week with his remarks at the vfw. and then later this week he heads to london for the opening ceremonies of the summer games. he headed up the winter games in salt lake city and then visits to poland and israel. a week long visit by the republican presidential candidate. back to your calls and comments. and the debate which is back front and center on gun control in america. democrat's line. good morning. caller: good morning. my comment about the second amendment rights or any ot
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
the spot light this week. very high profile test in u.s. district court here in washington regarding texas's new laws which is causing quite a bit of controversy. how important are voter id laws? what types should be in place. here are the numbers to call, democrats 202-737-0001, republicans 202-737-0002 and independents 202-628-0205. if there's a law in your state, please tell us exactly what it does give us your thoughts. here is the front page of this morning's dallas morning news. story by todd gillman. texas and u.s. lay out voter id arguments. todd gillman join us by phone. give us a history of this texas law and how it came to arise in federal court here in washington? guest: people have been trying to get a federal id law in texas going back at least about 15 years and in fact, at one point as the republican backers of the current law that's being challenged. like to point out some liberal democrats at one point actually supported the law as well. it passed the texas house in 2005, 2007 but died in the senate. eventually in the 2011 legislature, there was a rule change that the r
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Jul 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
host: more on the victims to day and this is from today's "baltimore sun." host: give us a call and while you are doing that, we will take you to the colorado governor speaking at today in response to the shootings. [video clip] >> this is an act that defies description. you cannot connect emotions we commonly think of and everyone i've talked to all day is filled with an anchor that cannot find focus. the challenge for all of us as a community is to recognize that we have to move past that. there will be a level of accountability. the individual is clearly disturbed. we will not know exactly the roots of that and how deep that is. we don't know where it came from but we are clear that we will rise back and lift ourselves above this. we visited several of the families in the hospital and when you have that many people who've been injured, you have people with lifetime disabilities' and as a community, we're already beginning to come together. host: most of the major papers had editorials about this incident. this is from today's "washington post." that is "the washington post" t
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